My Kind of Town (TV series)

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My Kind of Town
Genre Game show
Variety show
Presented by Johnny Vaughan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4 (3 unaired) [1][2]
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Davies
David Granger
Will MacDonald
Release
Original channel ABC
Original release August 14 – September 4, 2005 (2005-09-04)

My Kind of Town is an American television game show that premiered on August 14, 2005 on ABC.[1] Part variety show, part game show, the series brings 200 people from a small town in the United States to New York City to compete for prizes and participate in games and assorted gags. At the end of the show, one of the 200 who was preselected prior to the show competes in a game called "Name Your Neighbors" where, if the person is successful in identifying the names of six people featured in the program, the entire audience wins a prize.

The show is hosted by English television and radio presenter Johnny Vaughan.[2] The show's executive producer is Michael Davies, who is also the producer of the American version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.[2] It was also the first production from Embassy Row.

Despite a lead-in of reruns from ABC's popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and a lead-out of reruns from the also-popular Desperate Housewives, the show's ratings were dismal, with the premiere episode receiving just a 2.9 rating among 18-49 viewers, with about 11.4 million viewers. By the third episode, the show received a 2.1 rating, with about 5.1 million viewers. The show has received very little in-network advertising. Only four of seven episodes had aired when ABC canceled the show.[3]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original airdate
1 "Greenville, Alabama"[1] August 14, 2005 (2005-08-14) [1]
2 "Mount Horeb, Wisconsin"[1] August 21, 2005 (2005-08-21)
3 "Hopedale, Massachusetts"[1] August 28, 2005 (2005-08-28)
4 "Ellenville, New York"[1] September 4, 2005 (2005-09-04) [4]

Future towns to have been featured in My Kind of Town included Bordentown, New Jersey,[1] Egg Harbor City, New Jersey[3] and Deep River, Connecticut.[1]

Music[edit]

Sung by Johnny Vaughan

Theme Song Lyrics

I like the kind of place, where you know everybody's face.

'cos I'm a small town (Small Town!) kind of guy!

I like a neighborhood that's cozy, 'cos as a neighbor, I'm quite nosy.

I'm a small town (Small Town!) kind of guy!

I've been to New York, London, Paris, but I'm not a bit embarrassed

To admit I'm more at ease, to fewer people and more trees!

Where you can get to know each other, there's so much to discover.

If you're not shy, That's why...

I'm a small town kind of guy!

(insert town and capital) now this looks like My Kind of Town!

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Guthrie, Marisa (August 13, 2005). "Small 'Town' Visits NYC Folks play for prizes". Daily News. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Keveney, Bill (August 11, 2005). "'Town' maps out new game show". USA Today. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Clark, Meggan (September 15, 2005). "The TV Show Probably Won't Go On For Egg Harbor City". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Locals coming to aid of victims". Times Herald-Record. September 4, 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 

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